‘Tropical Heliconia’ watercolor by Jocelyn Cheng, Giclée print, several sizes




‘Tropical Heliconia’ watercolor by Jocelyn Cheng, Giclée print, several sizes

Jocelyn Cheng

Jocelyn Cheng

The Artist about herself

All my life, I have lived in a world filled with creativity and art. I have had wonderful teachers who showed me the magic of being creative. Being expressive through various avenues, including drawing, painting, ceramics, textile, and other crafts. Their guidance inspired me to continue to pursue my artistic endeavors. In recent years, I have participated in numerous workshops taught by prominent watermedia artists. As a result, my work, like the creative environment I live in, continues to evolve.

In 1989, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I was devastated when I heard the news. While I was undergoing several operations and radiation, I began to explore watercolor and watermedia work. In 1994, treatments ended. I feel confident that I have overcome the disease.  In the process, I have gained a new perspective on what is truly meaningful to me. Now, I worry less about trivial things and enjoy the present which includes continuing to explore the endless possibilities of watercolor, watermedia, and collage.

Gardening is also one of my interests which is probably why most of my paintings are of botanical subjects. I feel that the bright colors, beautiful transparencies, and textures inherent in watermedia and collage give life and emotion to my work.


Heliconia (Heliconaceae) is native to Central America, South America, and South Pacific islands. This decorative plant is found to grow in moist regions at elevations less than 1,500 feet. Plant size varies between 2 feet to 20 feet. The uniquely shaped and colorfully vibrant parts which make the heliconia so recognizable are not flowers, but highly modified leaves called bracts. The plant’s flowers are actually hidden within these bracts. Heliconia blooms during the months of May through August. Among the popular varieties of this plant are the “Parrot’s Beak” and “Sexy Pink.”

There is a Limited Edition for the size 15×22 available. Please contact us for more information!


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‘Tropical Heliconia’ watercolor by Jocelyn Cheng, Giclée print, several sizes

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8×10 Matted Giclée, 11×14 Matted Giclée, 16×20 Matted Giclée

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074